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Aetna Medicare Insurance for South Carolinians
Although 67% of South Carolina is covered in forests, that doesn’t mean South Carolina residents can’t see the forest for the trees. Healthcare is essential wherever you live, and with a little more than 20% of South Carolinians on a Medicare plan,* there are no excuses not to take care of your health today. Available Medicare coverage ranges from hospital care (Medicare Advantage) to prescription drugs (Part D)—find the plan for your specific needs.
A little more than 20% of South Carolina’s population is enrolled in Medicare.*
*Kaiser Family Foundation https://www.kff.org/medicare/state-indicator/total-medicare-beneficiaries/
To learn more about the available Medicare benefits in your area, call to talk to a licensed agent about Aetna Medicare.
Types of Medicare plans in the Palmetto State
The choice comes naturally when picking between the Tigers and the Gamecocks. Choosing a Medicare plan can be easy, too.
Am I eligible for Medicare in South Carolina?
Those who are 65 or older and a legal US resident may be eligible for Medicare. Some residents under 65 may be eligible for Medicare if they have certain health conditions. Those who want more benefits than what Original Medicare (Parts A and B) offer can enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan.
Medicare’s varied options have different levels of eligibility. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your eligibility for Medicare plans, including Aetna Medicare Advantage, make the call. A friendly, licensed agent can help.
When can I enroll?
There are three primary Medicare enrollment periods:
Initial Enrollment Period
If you’re turning 65 soon and enrolling in Medicare for the first time, you have the month of your 65th birthday and a three-month grace period before and after your birthday known as the Initial Enrollment Period.
Annual Enrollment Period
Already have Original Medicare and want to upgrade your coverage by switching to a Medicare Advantage plan? Make the switch during the Annual Enrollment Period which starts October 15th and ends December 7th every year.
Special Enrollment Period
Under some circumstances, you may be able to enroll in a Medicare plan during a Special Enrollment Period. For example, you may be able to enroll in coverage or switch plans if you’ve recently moved to an area where your current plan is not covered. Talk to one of our licensed agents today to see if your special circumstance applies.
Get enrolled in three simple steps:
Call a licensed agent
Answer some questions about your coverage needs
Sign up for a plan
Other Medicare Resources in South Carolina
Here are additional resources in your state:
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
Get all of your Medicare questions answered through the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) with free, one-on-one counseling and assistance for Medicare beneficiaries and their families.
Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)
The Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) protects Medicare beneficiaries by monitoring and detecting potential fraudulent health care practices.
South Carolina Department of Aging
From help at home to nutrition and wellness tips, the South Carolina Department of Aging looks to keep all South Carolinians happy and healthy in their homes and communities.